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The Need to Get It Right on Climate Change

1/29/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Call me an optimist.  Despite dire warnings about the future of our winters (or lack thereof), I have spent the last couple years teaching my young children to ski—a joy that has made winters a time to relish, not dread.  […] Read more >

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

1/28/2014 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good news because there’s a range of conservation issues on which […] Read more >

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Governors Stepping Up to Protect Wildlife from Carbon Pollution

12/18/2013 // By Carol Oldham

Long a leader on environmental issues, the Northeast is stepping up once again. On December 2nd, Governors from nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, saying: “We applaud the commitment of the United States […] Read more >

The Clark Fork River runs through downtown Missoula, MT. photo credit: flickr/Bitterroot

Testifying for Wildlife and Climate Action

11/7/2013 // By Corey Shott

Earlier today, I testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Washington, DC  to provide input on the agency’s plans to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. I spoke before EPA not just as a policy advocate for National […] Read more >

Smoke stacks and exhaust. Flickr photo by Dave Sizer

Supreme Court Clears Way for Power Plant Climate Pollution Standards

10/15/2013 // By Jim Murphy

The Supreme Court cleared the path for EPA to move forward with updates to clean air standards that place meaningful limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest source of climate-disrupting carbon emissions in the United States.  The Supreme […] Read more >

A coal fired power plant in WY. Flickr photo by gvgoebel

Speak Up On Climate Action with the Environmental Protection Agency

10/7/2013 // By Mollie Simon

In the United States, power plants emit up to 2 billion metric tons of carbon pollution a year. This huge amount of carbon is causing climate change, dramatically altering wildlife habitat, and causing more extreme weather. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking […] Read more >

An Atlantic puffin in the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.  All 561 National Wildlife Refuges will be closed during the shutdown.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Wildlife

10/1/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

As of midnight last night, after the failure of Congress to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government, the government has officially shutdown.  What does this mean for conservation? We don’t know exactly what will happen. But, based on what has […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- September 20, 2013

9/20/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Once a parking space, now a public park (well, for a few hours at least). NWF joins in for DC’s Park(ing) Day 2013 ! Colorado’s biblical flood. Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves […] Read more >

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Climate Change Putting Even Common Plants and Animals at Risk

5/14/2013 // By Bruce Stein

More than half of plants (57%) and more than a third (34%) of vertebrate animals are at risk of losing the majority of their climatically suitable habitats in the absence of serious actions to reduce carbon pollution. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – March 15, 2013

3/15/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: On First Ever Carbon Pollution Limits, We Can’t Wait March 15-The Obama administration may delay first-ever limits on carbon pollution […] Read more >